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St. Kopacek church and monastery

On St. Kopecek's hill, overlooking Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Olomouc
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Although we cheated (hired a car) bus 11 takes you very near the church (and you get to see the countryside too!). The church is extremely ornate and impressive - and just when I thought I was churched out! The view is spectacular and it is a lovely walk around the area.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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41 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The basilica is a 15-minute drive outside of the center of Olomouc. It is situated on top of the Holy Hill. When dark, the basilica is visible the moment you leave Olomouc city and keeps on getting bigger until you get to the top of the hill. You can also do the last piece of the pilgrimage. Instead of following... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Friends from Olomouc took us to the Basilica. It's a scenic ride through the countryside and the church on Holy Hill is visible from a distance. It's a beautiful church, well worth your time. Views from the top of the hill are breathtaking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Basilica is on a hill top a few miles outside Olomouc. It really is a great location, with lovely views over the countryside. The church is quite atmospheric inside. There's not much else to do in the village - when I visited in December the cafes and zoo weren't open. You can get there on bus 11 from the... More 

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Olomouc
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Svatý Kopeček is a historic city, urban area in the northeast of the City Olomouc. This significant natural dominant of Olomouc is used as a recreational place of Olomouc and since 1952 there is the Olomouc ZOO. The Holy Hill is primarily the monumental Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary. The history of the pilgrimage place on the... More 

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Sumperk, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The place is worth visiting even if you have just two days for Olomouc and its surroundings. Phone in advance to arrange for a guide; if they have time, they are willing to show places normally closed to visitors. Excellent location on top of a hill with excellent view ( come on a bright day!)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

A historical church and monastery located on a hill overlooking the city. The surrounding grounds are well kept, and lovely to take a stroll and discover little gems.

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Bruntal, Czech Republic
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Although Svaty Kopecek - Trip Adviosior PLEASE, correct the awful mistakes in many Czech indication, including this one!!!, is cca 10 kms outside of town, please, count in 2 or 3 hours to visit the place. You may easily reach it with town bus heading for the ZOO, Radikov, Losov. The church is a baroque jewel with magnificent frescas painted... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

very nice place, historical, ancient, one feels history when entering

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

This makes for a lovely half- to whole-day trip out of Olomouc, and especially on a nice, sunny day you get great views of the city and its surroundings. The monumental Church of the Visitation of Our Lady is the main attraction here, and rightly so.The church was built in the 17th and early 18th century, in the Baroque style.... More 

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